Officials Prepare for World Cup

Mar 30, 2017

On July 12, lacrosse fans will flood the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England, for the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

Over the course of 10 days, teams representing 25 countries will play 97 games. Just as these national teams have been practicing and preparing for this tournament for months, another team continues its vigorous preparation — the officials.

Officials play one of the most important roles at any lacrosse event, especially one on the world stage.

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US Lacrosse Bolsters National Teams Program

Mar 08, 2017

US Lacrosse has announced significant upgrades to the U.S. National Teams Program with the appointment of Kevin Ankrom to the newly created position of High Performance Director and the establishment of a National Teams Development Program (NTDP). Melissa Coyne, currently the Director of Games Administration for US Lacrosse, will serve as the director for the NTDP.

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FIL Women’s World Cup Schedule Announced

Mar 03, 2017

The U.S. women's national team, the two-time defending world champion, will open play at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup on July 13 against Scotland. The event, which is taking place July 12-22 at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England, includes 25 nations.

The opening ceremony will kick off the event on July 12, followed by host England playing Wales on the championship pitch at 6 p.m.

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US Lacrosse Names 2017 World Games Roster, World Cup Alternate

Jan 27, 2017

SPARKS, Md. – US Lacrosse and U.S. women’s senior team head coach Ricky Fried today announced the 15-player U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2017 World Games, hosted by the International World Games Association (IWGA) on July 26-30 in Wroclaw, Poland.

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US Lacrosse Names 2017 Women’s World Cup Roster

Jan 18, 2017

US Lacrosse has announced the 18-player U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup, July 12-22 in Guildford, England. The roster includes seven players from the 2013 U.S. women’s national team that won gold at the FIL World Cup. Two also were members of the 2009 world champion U.S. women’s national team.

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Team USA Women Cruise Past Notre Dame

Jan 15, 2017

Final Stats

BRADENTON, Fla. – Twelve players scored for Team USA to pace a 22-5 win over Notre Dame at sunny IMG Academy Field here Sunday to wrap up the women’s portion of the annual Team USA Spring Premiere.

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Spring Premiere Takeaways: Challenge Accepted

Jan 15, 2017

BRADENTON, Fla. – Team USA stepped up to the challenge.

After escaping Florida for a one-goal win on Saturday at IMG Academy at the annual Team USA Spring Premiere, the U.S. women’s national team took the time to take a step back to analyze their “lackadaisical” play, as described by coach Ricky Fried. Team USA was outperformed by the Gators in key areas like the overall fight they had in themselves and their team to battle back and overcome mistakes.

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Spring Premiere Takeaways: The Mental Game Matters

Jan 14, 2017

BRADENTON, Fla. – A lot is at stake this weekend, but more is at stake this summer.

The first day of the annual Team USA Spring Premiere at IMG Academy featured the best 25 players in the country competing for one of just 18 roster spots, plus two alternates, who will play in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England, this July.

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Team USA Gets Late Goal from McCool to Hold Off Florida

Jan 14, 2017

Final Stats

Marie McCool’s game-winning goal with 2:15 remaining lifted Team USA past a surging Florida and gave the host team a 20-19 victory in the first game of Team USA's Spring Premiere on Saturday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. McCool (North Carolina) tied for the team lead with three goals and added an assist.

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Lacrosse Season Opens with Team USA Spring Premiere

Jan 13, 2017

The 2017 lacrosse season will have its ceremonial beginning with the Team USA Spring Premiere from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., this weekend. Three games from the two-day event will be streamed live and free of charge on the US Lacrosse website.

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